THE FEDERATION JOURNAL
"Listen to our Clarion Watchword—We ore Lifting As We Climb"
federation Loses faithful Pioneers - Workers - and friends
Our treasured memories of them will live within our hearts and even though they ore away, we're really not opart.
For thoughts con bridge the distance from earth to Heaven above and hearts con be united through everlasting
Mrs. Rosa Douglas Aggrey
Salisbury, N. C.
Past President of North Carolina
Federation Organizer and
1st Editor of Federation Journal
Mrs. Rosa D. Aggrey, extended
career as teacher, supervisor of
Education, president of state or
ganizations, editor, church worker,
lecturer and traveler gave her
many experiences of responsibility
in state and national affairs. She
was a well read person, a great
thinker and eminent speaker.
As organizer and first editor in
chief of “The Federation Journal”
from 1946 to 1956 she served with
untiring effort and patience in this
undertaking, under rather dis
couraging circumstances. There
were limited funds for the publica
tion and club support by way of
subscriptions was poor. The Jour
nal made definite contributions to
the growth and expansion of the
club work because of her efficient
work with the Journal.
As the sixth president of the
North Carolina Federation many
progressive moves were made as
well as the strengthening of the fine
program underway when she came
into office. She forever kept the
motto “Lifting as we climb” be
fore the club women, for united
we worked with her in North Caro
lina for a better world.
Mrs. Maggie Jones
Asheville, N. C.
Pioneer-Charter Member and
1st Vice President of
North Carolina Federation of
Negro Women’s Clubs
The name of Maggie Jones as
Co-labor in a great North Caro
lina task numbers with those of
Charlotte H. Brown, M. L. Clinton,
Minnie G. Pearson, Lula Kelsey,
Julia Warren, Cattie S. Moore,
Annie Day Shepard, Maude B.
Cotton and many others.
Before the organization of the
North Carolina Federation Mrs.
Maggie Jones came into the reali
zation of man’s mission in life —
to serve his fellowman. She, as it
were, began “to caste bread upon
the waters” that shall be seen in
North Carolina for many years.
Never to weary nor ever to busy
to minister to those who needed
Her circle of friends transcend
ed the bounds of race, creed, sex
or age. Her smile is no longer
seen but forever remembered, and
her kind words a Divine Spark that
radiated her love for all, and
warmed our heart.
President’s Report on 21st Bi
ennial Convention Southeastern
Association of Colored Women’s
Clubs, Inc., Albany State College,
Thank you kind ladies for al
lowing me to represent you at the
recent meeting of the Southeast
ern Association. If I were only
able to share with each of you
the direct influences and impres
sions gained it would certainly
make me happy.
After making a number of fruit
less contacts with members of our
Federation in an effort to pool a
car for motoring, making the trip
to Albany by train was the last
resort. Contacting Mrs. L. M.
Fisher of Newport News, presi
dent of the Virginia Federation
about the trip brought a prompt
response and from that point on
there were no worries about
transportation. Mrs. W. Webb of
Norfolk planned the trip with the
aid of representatives of the Sea
board Railroad Company and a
private coach was arranged with
Portsmouth, Va., as the point of
departure. Your president was the
only representative from our
Federation and there were fifteen
from Virginia in the beginning.
According to plans Miss W. M.
Crosson and Mrs. T. O. Satter-
white joined the party at Raleigh
and made me happier than they
will ever realize. All necessary
comforts possible were provided
by the railroad officials to meet
Finding Mrs. E. D. Moore and
Miss lone Henderson of Hickory
who had gone by plane made our
N.C. representatives five in num
ber. Though late we were able to
hear our National President, Mrs.
Rosa P. Gragg emphasize “wom
en’s importance in conquering the
new frontier of Human Relations,
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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF
1. Restoration of home of Doug-
last as a National Project.
“The Negro is and of right ought
to be a man—a brother to all
other men, a child of the common
T'other of mankind, and therefore,
to be recognized as a subject of
government, and entitled to
justice, liberty and equality before
the law, to education and to an
equal chance with all other men
in the race of life and in the pur
suit of happiness.”
The “Ground Breaking” for
work on the home took place Sep
tember 30th. We hope you have
seen accounts of this in the papers.
Please, remember that North Caro
lina is a part of this great move
ment. We know that you are look
ing forward to the first possible
chance to visit this historic site in
Anacostia, D. C. Each club presi
dent has the letter of appeal from
our President, Mrs. Spellman, and
we have no doubt that you are at
work to see that North Carolina
comes up with its share of funds.
Please, make your reports as she
suggested. Mrs. F. T. Newsome
is North Carolina’s representative,
to whom you send your money.
2. Life Memberships are still
being requested by the National
in order to complete their indebt
edness. North Carolina’s response
was good in Shelby, but there is
room for more. We do not have
the North Carolina ten requested.
Mrs. Ester Moore of Hickory is
our representative on this activity.
3. The National publication is
called - “National Notes” and it
cost so little—two issues yearly for
one dollar a year. The editor wel
comes news from states. Mrs. T.
O. Satterwhite of Dunn, N. C. is
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